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  FOX    430am Newscast    News; News/Business. New. (CC)  

    December 3, 2013
    4:30 - 5:01am PST  

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it's going to be a blustery day. cloudy skies in the morning, the colder air upstream. 50s on the temps for almost everybody. cloud cover and wind holding things up. napa airport has gusts of 30 miles per hour. i've seen 44 at the altamonte pass. look at this, around fremont over to san jose. looks like santa clara valley. our system is sliding in right there. that's the leading edge of the cold air just moving into northern california: for the morning, cloudy, windy a few showers, and by this evening that's when -- there we go. got its act together. starting to move through. so windy and colder, mostly cloudy, hit and miss rain here, especially south bay this morning here. and temperatures they'll be in the 50s for many today. here is sal. >> steve, good morning. we have traffic that is light at this hour. we don't have a lot going on, which is nice, but as pam mentioned there's a little bit of a breeze out there. as they drove in through oakland here. be careful. this is a look at westbound bay
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bridge, and the traffic continues to move along pretty well as you drive through there. no major problems. as you drive on the san mateo bridge, that traffic looks good. no problems on the dunbar ton bridge as you head over towards the peninsula. through livermore and pleasanton it's looking good into castro valley with just a little bit of slow traffic for construction. nothing major on 880, 238 or 982. 4:31 let's go back to the desk. happening today, supervisors in sonoma county are expected to create a special task force on officer involved shootings. this comes in response to the deadly shooting of 13-year-old andy lopez in santa rosa in october. ktvu's alex savidge joins us now from santa rosa with more on what's happening today. >> reporter: later on this morning the sonoma county board of supervisors will begin assigning that task force which will be made up of members of the public and law enforcement. it's a 21-member panel that
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will come up with an independent review process for officer involved shootings. some of the options could be a citizen review board or an independent citizen auditor. under the current system, the district attorney investigates officer involved shootings and decides if a crime was committed and then a grand jury reviews those findings. but anger over the deadly shooting of andy lopez in october prompted calls for change. investigators say sheriff's deputy eric yellhouse shot and killed the 13-year-old after mistaking the teen's airsoft bb gun for a real ak-47. lopez's family has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the deputy and the department claiming that shooting was unjustified. the santa rosa police department in the meantime is still investigating, and this county board of supervisors meeting will begin later on this morning at 8:30, and that's when they will take up this issue over the task force. it's a community and law enforcement task force that again will be appointed later on today here in santa rosa.
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live this morning in santa rosa, alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. thank you. new this morning, police have tracked down a teenage boy who escaped from san fransisco's juvenile detention center. officers took the 17-year-old boy into custody on treasure island late last night. several hours after his escape. there's no word on why the boy was in juvenile hall or exactly how officers found him. this morning emergency crews in idaho hope to resume the search for a san jose pilot and his four passengers. air traffic controllers lost contact with their plane sunday as the pilot was attempting to land at a remote airstrip in the idaho wilderness. now this is beech bonanza is the kind of plane. it's owned by south bay pilot, dale smith. they reported engine trouble during a flight from oregon to montana. heavy snow in idaho hampered the search efforts. the idaho national guard plans to resume that search this morning weather permitting.
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time now 4:33. in sacramento county, the search continues for a missing couple who disappeared during a thanksgiving fishing trip. 54-year-old and his wife went fishing on thursday. their boat was found running near the rio vista bridge with freshly cut fish and several life jackets still on board. yesterday crews spent several hours walking the banks and searching the water but no sign of the couple. >> the water temperature is 54 degrees, and it's very difficult for people to survive in water temperatures that cold. . >> the couple's son says his father took his boat out every week. investigates say they have no reason to suspect foul play. a fire in vallejo that sent a firefighter to the hospital and left two dozen people without a place to live is under investigation this morning. according to the times herald. fire broke out sunday morning at the marina heights apartment complex on carolina street.
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a firefighter sustained second degree burns while trying to bring that fire under control. the fire is being called suspicious and firefighters say it appears the unit was burglarized before the fire broke out. investigators say the fire happened at the same complex where a 26-year-old man was shot to death. police don't believe the two incidents are related. all over the bay area, cold weather shelters are opening up to provide extra beds for the homeless as the temperature drops. ehc started its cold weather shelter program in santa clara county last night. the program offers an additional 225 beds at shelters in sunnyvale, san jose and gilroy during the winter months. those who work with the homeless say that doesn't come close to meeting the need however. >> each night there are about 7600 people who are homeless in santa clara county. year round we have about 1200 available shelter beds. this adds another 225 but there's still thousands of people homeless on the streets each night. >> in addition to the beds, the
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shelters also offer two hot meals and once a week a medical van comes around to offer services. san fransisco police have made an arrest in the deadly shooting of a young daly city man trying to sell a popular video game console. police have identified the suspect as 21-year-old ronny collins. he's accused of killing 22-year- old ekena waka. the two had met on a street corner to discuss the sale of a sony play station 4 the victim had advertised online. the victim's father said his son often made sales on the street. . >> he does that all the time. he does buy the electronics and sales and police have charged the suspect with murder and attempted robbery. investigators have not revealed a motive in the killing. people living on treasure island will meet to hear details of a major cleanup effort that will force them from their homes. people in two dozen homes are
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being moved temporarily while the navy cleans up chemicals found in the soil. those residents will likely be moved to other housing on the island and will move out in phases starting in april. the navy says that despite the chemical cleanup, treasure island is a safe place to live. it could be as late as 2020 before all toxic waste is cleaned up from the island. a fight posted on youtube has led to a discussion about ways to stop violence and bullying in west contra costa schools. last night students, parents and school board members attended a public meeting in richland. the school district called the meeting after a fight at hercules high school between three girls and a transgender student was posted online. jewels, the student in the video went to last night's meeting. the fight started because of gutierrez's gender identification. >> i just kind of like enough is enough. you could stretch a rubber band so far and then it would just snap. >> school board member charles ramsey also spoke at last
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night's meeting. he says having more open discussions is one way the board can help stop bullying and sexual harassment in schools. a theft at the construction site of apple's new spaceship headquarters, 56-year-old glen cartwright was arrested saturday night. he's accused of stealing copper pipes and wiring from the future site of the apple 2 campus. now police say a k-9 search of the campus led to the suspect who refused to come out of hiding. the police dog actually bit him. cartwright was then treated and released into police custody. he has since posted bail. he is charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools. apple is trying to become more social with the purchase of a san fransisco company called top sy that analyzes social media. the deal is reportedly worth $200 million. no comment from apple and what it plans to do with topsy. some analysts say it could
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provide realtime information for siri or itunes raid you. president obama has scheduled a news conference today where he will highlight people who have been helped by his health reform law. the president's news conference comes a day after the team in charge of fixing the healthcare.gov web site says it has worked out most of the bugs. the president will talk about the provisions of the affordable care act such as preventing denial due to preexisting conditions. he'll be joined by americans who the white house says have benefited from the new law. meantime covered california has launched an online insurance exchange for small businesses. employers with no more than 50 full-time workers are eligible for the program. they're not required to enroll and canned in advice workers to find insurance through the covered california site for individuals and families. but by signing up some small businesses could qualify for federal tax credits. a south bay high school is being recognized as one of the best in the country. saratoga high school was ranked number 81 on news week's top
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schools in the u.s. for 2013. the high school was given high praise for its 9 9% graduation rate. they were also given high marks for their average s. a. t. score. and mission san jose in fremont ranks 114. the star of one of last year's catchiest summer songs bringing some holiday spirit to san fransisco tonight. >> ♪ hey, i just met you, and this is crazy, but here's my number. so call me maybe. ♪ >> car lee ray yep son will join current and former san fransisco 49ers for the holiday tree lighting ceremony in the financial district. members of the 49ers expected to attend include ronnie lots, marcus lattimore. the event begins at 5:00 on california street. >> you should hear my 3-year- old sing carly rae jepsen. it's the most adorable thing ever. time now is 4:40. an early holiday gift thanks to
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a generous tipper. the mystery customer who's been leaving thousand dollars tips at restaurants across the country. >> and shutting down after 26 years, the major project forcing bay area businesses to close their doors. >> good morning right now traffic is actually doing pretty well around the bay area. as you can see here on highway 24, it looks good to the tunnel, but find out where it's likely to slow down first in contra costa county. >> well, you probably heard the breeze or the wind. it is definitely picking up, so the wind of change is howling. i have the extra super duper hold hair spray today. when will that coldest air arrive. i love watching tv outside.
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rethink possible. . welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. federal investigators have released new information about this weekend's deadly train derailment in new york city. four people were killed. dozens of others injured in the crash in the bronx sunday morning. the ntsb says the commuter
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train that flew off the tracks was going more than twice the safe speed limit as it entered the curve. >> the train was traveling at approximately 82 miles per hour as it went into a 30 miles an hour curve. >> why then was the train going so fast? >> that's the question we need to answer. >> it is still not clear if human error or mechanical trouble caused that deadly crash. there are new reports the crash that killed actor paul walker may have been caused by a mechanical failure. vin diesel made a crash at -- stop at the crash site. walker was riding in a porsche carrera gt. the car may have been leaking steering fluid. the car slammed into a tree and a street lamp and burst into flames. authorities also say speed may also be a factor. a car salesman in hayward is still in disbelief after a man posing as potential buyer
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drove off the lot in a luxury suv. the man and a friend walked on to the lot of empire auto sunday afternoon and said they were interested in a 2004 range rover and want today take it for a test driver. the salesman said he asked for a driver's license, and when one of the men walked out to get away, the other man shoved him, jumped in the suv and sped off. >> i actually tried to go after them. i grabbed the key from this car and i tried to chase them, and then i said it's not safe. >> the salesman was not seriously hurt. the $17,000 range rover is gray in color and has a dealer plate on the front. a federal report says the commission planning to revoke city college of san fransisco's accreditation should be given one year to fix its own problems. the department of education reports the accrediting commission violated regulations in its review of city college. it says the commission failed to get enough educators on its evaluation team as required. the report does not however recommend taking away the commission's authority. city college stands to lose its accreditation at the end of
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july. first there was black friday. then there was cyber monday. now there is giving tuesday. giving tuesday was created last year at a ymca in new york city. it's a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season. the idea is to set aside a day for people to give back to their communities either with donations or volunteering. this year more than 7500 groups will be taking part including san jose based ebay. time now 4:47. and a walnut creek business is being forced to close its doors after 26 years in business right at the height of the holiday shopping season. the owner of yogurt park says he's one of many tenants in the portion of broadway plaza known as the back 40, that will have to move out by the end of january. these buildings are coming down as part of a massive two-year renovation project. >> it's heartbreaking, not only for me but for all the customers we've had through the years, and all of my employees. >> the city says the makeover
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will add 300,000 square feet of new retail space. the city council could give final approval on the project later this month. >> 4:47 is the time. let's check in with sal for a look at traffic this morning. sal. >> all right. , pam and brian good morning to you. we're doing pretty well out there so far. it's cold but not affecting the traffic really. visibility is better than it was yesterday. yesterday we really couldn't see the east shore freeway all the way up to the albany hill, but this morning we can. traffic looks good down to the macarthur maze. no problems on the bridge getting into san fransisco. we have been looking at the nimitz freeway between hayward and fremont, and this commute looks pretty good as you drive over to the peninsula, let's say you're driving over to 101 or 280. it has been actually doing pretty well, and i can probably pull out a little bit and show you both 101 and 280 here, and you can see the road sensors
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are green, which means traffic is at the limit. 4:48. let's go to steve. >> all righty sal, things are moving fast here and rapidly developing. maybe some light rain around fremont, san jose. really it's the breeze, the wind that's picking up, 44 miles per hour at the amountmont pass, napa airport 30. it's maybe not reaching the ground. the bigger story is the cloud cover holding up the temps along with the breeze. a couple of upper 40s, a lot of 50s. it's the cloud cover and that breeze. if it wasn't for that these temperatures would be cooler. trying to get some rain showers here. again, right around fremont, union city. if you're getting any rain you can tweet me sp weather or e- mail me. i'd be happy to mention it. 40 up in tahoe, 48 in reno, 47 ukiah. a lot of cloud cover. the coldest air is up to the north. speaking of the sierra nevada, last check it was raining. i mean they will see snow below 3,000. if there's any moisture left by the time we get to tonight into tomorrow. today it looks to be above 6,000 feet for right now. this changes by the minute.
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that's what's over us right there. the cold air is just moving in. we'll have cloudy skies, windy at times in the morning. occasionally hit and miss showers. the wind's a bigger story. showers developing probably fast movers. temperatures dropping right off. there will be some upper 40s by tomorrow for some inland areas. it will be colder and that will take us into the rest of the week. there's a lot happening. you see everything developing in the pacific northwest and bitterly cold temperatures are starting to move down. windy colder, coldest air arrives tonight into tomorrow morning. mostly cloudy, off and on little showers there. highs are in the 50s. some of these highs will be around 8:00 in the morning or 9:00. the lows are in the 50s now so it's not going to take much. windy and colder and then by the evening these temperatures will drop off fast. colder and windy on wednesday. cold and breezy, lows in the 20s. widespread freeze advisories will be out for wednesday night into thursday. cold friday maybe a little fast moving clipper as we say could give us light rain on saturday. it's out of here sunday but things look very active for a
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while here. thank you steve. take a look at this, this is so sweet. a snorkeler got a little under sea love from a manatee. you can see him holding on to the swimmer's leg, he's giving it a little tickle. eventually swam away. >> just wanted a little hug. >> that's very sweet. time now is 4:50 and coming up, the need for more safety on the streets of san jose. the new call for action by people who live in the area where a 3-year-old was hit and killed in a stroller last week. >> an emotional good-bye for a fallen firefighter, what we're learning about cancer cases at the same fire station. >> and ktvu is proud to be teaming up with the red cross to help the victims of typhoon haiyan in the philippines with the help of our partners, ktvu will match every dollar you donate up to $40,000. >> all the money will go to the red cross. if you'd like to help go to ktvu.com and look for the information on our home page.
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he puts everybody else before him and in this time and age some people don't do that. >> kind words to describe a retired san fransisco fire captain who will be laid to rest today. 63-year-old daniel armenta died from a rare cancer last week. he retired in june of 2011 after a career of more than 30
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years as a firefighter. he worked as fire station 1 for the last decade of his career. five other firefighters from that fire station have also been diagnosed with the same form of cancer, which is typically associated with exposure to smoke. his funeral will be held at 11:00 this morning. meantime members of the san fransisco police department are also mourning the loss of a former colleague. retired police spokesman nevell gettens passed away. the current spokesman for the department says he had been battling cancer for several years. the death of a child hit in a crosswalk has made a push for major street changes in downtown san jose. more than 100 people attended a vigil for 3-year-old elijah alvetry who was hit and killed in his stroller more than a week ago. people living nearby saying the vine one way corridors in and out of downtown move too fast and would be safer if they were converted to two-way streets.
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there have been 24 pedestrian deaths in san jose this year alone. that's the highest number in almost ten years. the pilot who was guiding the oil tanker when it crashed into the bay bridge is not getting his merchant marine license back anytime soon. captain john coda sued the coast guard after it refuse today renew his license. he served a 10 month prison sentence for the 2007cosco busan disaster. he no longer has a pilots license. a mariner's license would have allowed him to work as captain or first mate. sfo is putting the finishing touches on a new boarding area in terminal 3. we got an up close look at the $137 million renovation project. boarding area e used to be small and cramped with low ceilings but designers added more seating, high-tech
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lighting, retail shops and larger windows. boarding area e is set to reopen on january 28th of next year and will house ten gates for united airlines. today's san fransisco international airport will release more information about its new special dogs program. this week volunteers from the san fransisco spca will begin visiting the airport with eight certified therapy dogs. their purpose is to help soothed frayed nerved of stressed out passengers. the wag brigade wear vests that say pet me. work on the transbay tube that caused delays for late night b.a.r.t. riders is wrapping up six months early. crews began the installation in march. to make the job safe trains were single tracked around the work crews. that caused delays of 15 to 20 minutes for midweek late night service. other phases of the retro fit project include upgrades to 34 stations and 22 miles of elevated track, support columns as well as parking structures. san fransisco giants 3rd base coach tim flanerie is
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continuing his efforts to help injured giant's fan bryan stow. he's released a new album and all the sales are going to stow's recovery efforts. he suffered a serious head injury when he was attacked outside dodgers stadium in los angeles after the giants season opener in 2011. coming up in our 5:00 hour, b.a.r.t. unions consider their next move in their contract dispute with management. coming up at 5, why no news may be good news for b.a.r.t. riders. and find out why congress must take quick action on a gun ban already on the books. stay with us. we'll be right back. good morning. if you are driving on highway 4, it looks like it is off to a pretty good start here in bay point, but find out where already we're seeing some slow traffic. well, out of these traffic cameras will be bouncing around as the wind has cranked up 30 to 40 miles per hour. when will the coldest air arrive, and are there any
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showers.
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we're live in san jose where a cold weather shelter opens up for the homeless. we'll tell you what a new study says about if the population is including and the need for affordable housing. a pilot from the bay area
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missing in idaho, the sign that may have gotten him into trouble and the big challenge search crews are facing. >> and the death of 13-year-old andy lopez could prompt changes to the way officer involved shootings are investigated in sonoma county. the task force that will be assigned later on this morning. >> plus a $1500 tip in san fransisco, the mystery of a generous diner who's been surprising restaurant workers in the bay area. all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning news. complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning. you are looking live at a shelter that is opening up in san jose opening its doors as the temperatures drop. very cold weather, and that's when a number of shelters open up around the area. we understand that the need is great this year in particular. ktvu's janine de la vega is down there this